Lynyrd Skynyrd is Coming Back to Bossier City
It's been well over a year since we consistently had tours and concerts and events to go to thanks to COVID. But, thankfully, that is changing rapidly. A bunch of annual events are finally getting the greenlight to take place. Many venues are back to allowing full capacity crowds. Bands are starting to tour again. Things are FINALLY starting to get back to normal. It's kind of awesome to see.
With all that said, we have another major concert announcement to make: the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd will be coming to Bossier City in November!
Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Brookshire Grocery Arena
The legendary southern rock band will be playing at the Brookshire Grocery Arena (formerly the CentruyTel Center) on Friday, November 19th 2021. Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd on stage will be another legendary band - Tesla!
When do tickets to Lynyrd Skynyrd go on-sale?
Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, June 11th on Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Brookshire Grocery Arena Box Office. However, if you don't feel like waiting until Friday, there is a special pre-sale going on Thursday. You can get your tickets before anyone June 10th between 10 am and 10 pm. You just go to Ticketmaster.com and use the code STEPS to get your tickets early.
Who is Lynyrd Skynyrd?
Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the most legendary southern rock bands of all time. Originally formed in 1964, Skynyrd has been a rock and roll staple since signing a record deal with MCA in 1972. Their debut album 'Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd' is widely considered one of the greatest rock albums of all time. The is certified double platinum and features some of the band's biggest songs including 'Gimme Three Steps', 'Simple Man', 'Tuesday's Gone' and 'Freebird'. The album ranked number 381 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums ever made.
In 1977, their plane crashed on the way to Baton Rouge to play at LSU. Several members of the band's original lineup died in the crash including lead singer Ronnie Van Zant. Following the crash, the surviving members of the band disbanded until 1987. Ronnie's younger brother Johnny took over as the band's lead singer. Allen Collins, who was paralyzed in the crash, served as the band's musical director.
Many of the original members of the band who survived the plane crash, have retired from performing full time. Gary Rossington is the one original member of the band who has consistently been involved since the very beginning. Rickey Medlocke, who joined the band in 1971, is also still involved and a regular touring member of the band.